Josie Gibson thought she was going to die after she was punched in the face by a man sharing her taxi home on New Year's Eve (31.12.17).

Josie Gibson's black eye (c) Instagram

Josie Gibson's black eye (c) Instagram

The former 'Big Brother' star has admitted she thought the man was going to "kill" her after he struck her across the face when she told him to get out of her taxi because he'd allegedly tried to sexually assault her friend Demi in the back seat.

Speaking to new! magazine, she said: "I can't believe we let a monster like that get in a taxi with us. I honestly thought he was going to kill us.

"He was punching her like he was in a boxing ring. I grew up in a violent household and I forgot how disgusting it was see a man batter a woman like that."

The scuffle occurred when Josie, 32, asked the taxi driver to pull over and get the man out after she noticed that he'd allegedly tried to put his hand up her pal's skirt.

She explained to Closer magazine: "On the journey home he put his hand up my friend's skirt - she told him to stop and we asked the taxi to pull over and told him to get out. It was then he started violently punching my friend.

"I was shouting at him to stop, then he started punching me in the head, before laying into my friend again. She was absolutely terrified - she only weighs 8st. How can a huge, muscular man do that to a small woman?"

Josie has even been forced to go back to the doctors because she's been suffering with extreme headaches since the assault, while her friend is still in hospital.

She explained: "I've felt faint and had a constant headache since it happened, I've got a huge black eye. But my poor friend had it worse, she's been in hospital and traumatised."